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AU Newsmakers 5.24-5.31, 2019
Top Story
Robert Mueller's Press Conference
Lenny Steinhorn, professor of communication, appeared on WUSA-9 to discuss Robert Mueller's press conference. Steinhorn said, “He was basically handing the baton to Congress.” Washington College of Law Professor Robert Tsai appeared on MSNBC to discuss the legality of impeaching a president, and Distinguised Professor of History Allan Lichtman talked with MSNBC's Morning Joe about impeachment and joined a panel of experts on CNN to discuss Mueller's remarks. (5/29)

Additional Feature
Rachel Louise Snyder- 'No Visible Bruises" and a Closer Look at Domestic Abuse
Rachel Louise Snyder, associate professor of literature, appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to discuss her new book about domestic violence, “No Visible Bruises.” Snyder said, “There's a ton of coercion that happens in a domestic violence situation. There are countries where there are laws against coercive control now…I don't have a sense of whether the United States is in a place to have those conversations.” (5/29)

Faculty Authors
Robert Smith's Real Gift to Morehouse
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, wrote an article for The Atlantic about Robert Smith's gift to graduates of Morehouse College. Kendi wrote, “[Smith] wanted to tell [graduates] about the community-made Americans who recognize their buses of opportunity and strive to equalize opportunity, especially for the underprivileged whom the buses often bypass.” Kendi also curated a list of anti-racist books for The New York Times. (5/27, 5/29)
A 'Fake News' Law Gives Singapore Worrisome Powers
Jennifer Daskal, professor in the Washington College of Law, wrote an opinion article for The New York Times about a new “fake news” law in Singapore. Daskal wrote, “Under the law, the [Singaporean] government could mandate that service providers track the viewing habits of their users in ways that dangerously threaten their privacy.” (5/30)
The Wave of Anti-Abortion Laws Across the U.S.
Washington College of Law Professor Lewis Grossman wrote a letter to the editor for The New York Times regarding anti-abortion laws in the U.S. Grossman wrote, “Absent the constraints of Roe, one can easily imagine a Republican Congress passing, a Republican president signing and the Supreme Court upholding federal legislation banning most abortions throughout the nation.” (5/25)

Why a New Kind of "Badge" Stands Out from the Crowd
Jill Klein, interim dean in the School of Professional and Extended Studies, spoke to The Chronicle of Higher Education about American University's participation in Co-LAB. American University was one of several universities to partner with businesses to develop a certification program to prepare students for jobs of the future. Klein said, “We want anybody in the university to feel they can have these skills.” (5/24)
How a Community That Felt Snubbed by Police Helped Crack the Case of an Undocumented, Pregnant Mom's Killing
Leslye E. Orloff, director of the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project in the Washington College of Law, spoke to CNN about the collaboration between police and members of an undocumented, immigrant community to solve a murder. Orloff said, “This illustrates how important it is, if we're going to protect victims and fight crime in our communities, for state and local law enforcement to build relationships with immigrants and limited-English-proficient communities.” (5/26)
Shortages Plague Cuba as U.S. Sanctions Sharpen Economic Woes
Professor of Public Affairs William LeoGrande spoke to Reuters about how the Cuban government is dealing with the impact of U.S. sanctions. LeoGrande said, “The government understands that discontent over the economy is their biggest political vulnerability so they will do everything they can to maintain basic supplies of basic goods.” (5/27)
Everybody Do Your Share:The Gender Gap in Household Chores
Kate Haulman, associate professor of history, appeared on the WAMU-FM's The Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the gender gap in household chores. Haulman, who co-curated an exhibit on the topic for the National Museum of American History, said, “This dynamic goes back a couple of hundred years. Women and girls' domestic work is mostly invisible, and has endured despite women's gains in the paid workforce.” (5/29)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week

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